Chevrolet's new Impala is more expensive - but also far more sophisticated - than its predecessor.

Chevrolet's thoroughly redesigned Impala full-size sedan will list from $27,535 when it goes on sale next Spring, a figure that's about $700 more than the outgoing model.

The price increase brings with it an entirely new Impala, which rides on a vastly more modern platform and features numerous upgrades inside and out, although its base cylinder count is reduced by two.

That base price is for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder-powered Impala LS. Stepping up to the mid-level LT brings the sticker to $29,785, while the range-topping LTZ starts at $34,555.

Opting for the optional 3.6-liter V6 ups LT's price to $30,750 and LTZ's to $36,580. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder with the automaker's eAssist mild hybrid system - as seen in the smaller Chevrolet Malibu - goes on sale later in the year. Pricing has not been announced.

Chevrolet says that the Impala V6 will hit the market first, but the 2.5-liter-powered model won't be far behind.

All of the listed prices include a mandatory $810 destination charge, which covers shipping the Impala from either General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario, or Hamtramck, Michigan, assembly plant.

Standard equipment has not been detailed, but Chevrolet has indicated that the 2014 Impala will offer new-to-the-model features like its MyLink touch-screen infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and blind zone alert.